Monthly Archives: September 2009

Chateau de Chissay

This is a loose interpretation of Chateau de Chissay, a chateau I stayed at in France back in May for a wedding.  It was gorgeous.  I am glad I have improved enough as a builder to even attempt it.  I have never built a castle before, so it was a challenge.  This lot is also my contribution to Sunset Impressions, a Monet inspired neighborhood by the members of Builders’ Boulevard.

This castle features 6 bedrooms, a maid’s quarters, 5 full bathrooms, entry parlor, throne room, study nook, dining hall, eat-in kitchen, enclosed courtyard, and an art gallery full of custom art I had my sim paint.  I know I am taking a huge risk with that as custom art like that don’t always show up correctly, but that space was challenge, so a gallery hallway was really the only thing I could come up with to fit the space.

This build took me a very long time as it did take me awhile to get it going.  For a week, I stared at a blank lot, trying to build, but I just couldn’t.  It took some encouragement from fellow builders to finally get the project going and to finish.  I am pretty satisfied with the final product.  I really hope you will enjoy it.  Please note that this version has absolutely no premium items.  I do plan on doing a version with premium items though as there are just so many appropriate items I could have used for this build, so look for it in the near future if you have all the store items!

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Apple Cider Townhouse


I know it’s been awhile since I posted!  I went on vacation for a week and then I’ve been sorta building blocked ever since I returned.  But I think I’m getting over it a bit.  I am working on a big castle project right now for Builders’ Boulevard’s latest Monet inspired neighborhood called Sunset Impressions.  I am recreating a French chateau I stayed at back in May.  It is coming along and I hope to release it before the weekend.

In the meantime, here is a small build for Week #13 Build-n-Share challenge — a house for Autumn Winters that is under 30k.  Details of the challenge are here.  It isn’t my fanciest build and I’ll admit I didn’t spend too much time on it since I’ve been working on the chateau, but I liked it enough to upload and submit it as an official entry.  Hope you like it too!

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